|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2003
Release # 03-139
|Company Phone Number: (800) 433-4842
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Pancake Express Pancake Makers
Manufacturer: Trivett Industries, Inc., of Deland, Fla.
Hazard: The handles on the pancake makers are unable to withstand the heat of the device, causing the handle to fail to provide support because of melting or breaking.
Incidents/Injuries: Trivett Industries is aware of one incident of a consumer receiving minor burns when the handle melted and separated from the pancake maker.
Description: These "Pancake Express" pancake makers are two-sided stove top skillets constructed of aluminum with black plastic handles. The product is labeled "Pancake Express" and "Made in China."
Sold at: Acme, Wal-Green's, Hy-Vee and Osco Drug stores nationwide from May 2002 through July 2002 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should return the pancake maker to Trivett to receive a full refund, including the cost of postage.
Consumer Contact:Call Trivett at (800) 433-4842 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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